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Mrs. Josephine E. Payne

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Josephine E. “Josie” Payne, 96, of Orange will be Saturday , February 6, 2016 at St. Therese Catholic Church.
The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m.  A rosary will be prayed at 9:15 a.m.
Rites of Christian Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
She died February 1, 2016 at Christus  Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont, TX.
A native of Opelousas, LA, she resided in Orange since 1948.
A member of St. Therese Catholic Church, she was involved in the Ladies Sodality, the Altar Society, was a Lector, and  a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.
She is survived by 2 sons, Laurence Payne (Regina) of Houston, TX, and Deacon Melvin Payne, Jr. (Beverly) of Orange, 1 sister, Alma Thibodeaux of Orange, 1 grandchild, Hazel Williams of Houston, 1 great grandchild, Jordan Roberson of Houston, brother-in-law, Elias Gobert of Orange and sister-in-law, Ann Collins of Orinda, CA.
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